Origin of spelling bee
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How to use spelling bee in a sentence
Avant-garde recalls looking through the list of national spelling bee participants with her father.
Then, as now, the national spelling bee was more than a contest of words.
Preliminary rounds, typically held in the days leading up to the spelling bee finals, had instead been held virtually over the past several weeks.Zaila Avant-garde wins 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee, becoming bee’s first African American champion|Amy B Wang, Timothy Bella|July 9, 2021|Washington Post
It features a young girl at a spelling bee who is asked to spell “Hagan.”In North Carolina, GOP Overreach May Be More Unpopular Than Obama|Dean Obeidallah|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How could anyone think that their dislike of the Bee Gees made anything about Disco Demolition Night acceptable?Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The current issue is also filled with dozens of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other two are da—meaning father—and te—an alternate spelling of ti.
Other new admissions to the dictionary include qayaq—an alternate spelling of kayak—and thongy.
For telegrams the spelling does n't matter; the people at the office correct it—or if they don't you can put it off on them.Confidence|Henry James
The countess-dowager was not very adroit at spelling and composition, whether French or English, as you observe.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
About an hour after resuming their walk, the major went off in hot pursuit of an enormous bee, which he saw humming round a bush.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
But like the bee, while impelled by an instinct that makes it search for sugar, it sucks in therewith its solid sustenance.
I am not quite certain that the bee does exactly do this; but it is just the kind of thing that the bee is likely to do.